Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Assembling the mat, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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Now that we have cut the window in the mat,…the next step is assembling the mat in order to prepare it for the placement of the artwork.…I have the board that we cut the window in here and then another matboard that's cut…to the same 11x14 size.…There are numerous choices you can use for backing board, but in this case, we have a…quite a bit of matboard on hand.…It also makes for a when we're hanging it just as a matted work having a double layer…matboard is a little bit more elegant than some of the other backing boards you can choose.…So I have got both mattes face up and then I'm going to fold this one back.…
So the side that I have marked is visible.…And the bevel is going in the right direction, I'm going to very carefully align the edges.…And then I'm going to take an acid-free artist tape.…I'm going to tear a small strip of it off. And then double checking my corner alignment.…I'm going to place tape at this corner.…And take another small strip and tape this corner.…And now that I have kind of stabilized the two pieces together, I'm going to take a third…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces